Moment motorist crashes his sports car at speed caught on dashcam
The heart-in-mouth moment a motorist aqua-planned and careered into a road sign has been caught on camera.
The dash cam footage shows the driver – who wishes to remain anonymous – driving along the A2 towards Canterbury in Kent.
But with weather conditions appearing treacherous, his Mazda RX8 begins to skid on standing water and dramatically veers to the left.
The driver quickly realises he is about to crash and can be heard swearing just before the car smashes into a sign.
But incredibly, the 38-year-old driver walked away with just bruises, despite the car being written off.
He told RawCrimeChannel: “Conditions were raining and drizzling and the road was very wet.
“Travelling in a straight line in the outside lane, I saw the half mile sign for my turn off, so started to slowly ease into the left lane ready to exit the dual carriageway.
‘All of a sudden the left wheels of the car hit a lot of standing water, jerking the vehicle towards the bank.
“Because of the water, the car just glided like being on black ice, absolutely nothing I could do.”
Speaking of the moment he crashed into the sign, the driver added: “I could see the road sign for Canterbury City cathedral looming closer very quickly as the car almost flew towards it.
“My thoughts were, ‘this is going to hurt and is not going to end well’.
“But I got out of the car without any obvious scratches or pain, slightly disorientated.
“The car was a complete write off, to quote the insurance companies engineers report . . ‘there wasn’t a panel left on the car intact’.”